ArtSeat by Brian Fuata for Biennale of Sydney

Thursday 12 March 2020

Performance artist Brian Fuata is the latest creative to feature at the Newtown ArtSeat.

Brian uses the image of the ghost as a narrative structure in his haunting performance piece, Throughout Apparitional Charlatan – Minor Appearances, which will be presented as part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

He describes the ArtSeat artwork as “broadsheet advertising for my performances for the Biennale. But also if you walk around it, it becomes like an analogue gif. So they become poetic forms based on my ghost.”

Brian Fuata will present his live works:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, 14 and 15 March, 10am to 11am
  • Queen Victoria Building Domes, 11 and 18 April, 1pm to 1:30pm and 20pm to 2:30pm
  • National Art School: 5, 11, 19 and 26 April, 1pm to 3pm

One of the posters, ‘Mail Energy’ is Brian’s favourite.

“Partly because parallel to this performance, I also have this correspondence where I send performative emails to people and I then BCC a group in the audience who then become witness to the correspondence. I like that energy, and the play with words,” he said.

Council’s award-winning ArtSeat is a permanent structure located in Newtown Square that provides local, emerging and established artists a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

Incorporating public seating and lighting, the ArtSeat is also a landmark meeting point in Newtown.

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